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1 Emboss two 30x60mm pieces of white watercolour card. Scribble two or more colours on your card with Glitter Brush pens. I add colour in blocks, so I put one colour at the top right and bottom left, then another in the opposite corners.
2 Now, take your water spritzer and add a substantial amount of water. I aim to drench the card, as I want the inks to move and blend together. 3 Either allow the ink to settle where it is, or tilt the card so the ink flows around and in the embossed design.
4 Leave to dry. I love the way the sparkle seems to sit in the lines of the embossed detail. Try it on both the embossed and de-bossed sides.
1 For a crackle effect, start by using the embossed side of the card, and apply a layer of the crackle paste. Don’t apply it too thickly as you don’t want to submerge your design. 2 Allow it to dry and the cracks to appear.
3 Blend Distress or Distress Oxide Ink over the top. I love this as the crackle paste works so well with the embossed design.
1 Before embossing your card, cover the card in guilding wax. I used the lighter colours. Go for complete coverage, and then buff to dry, shine and remove any excess wax. 2 Now, emboss your card.
3 Use the thick tip of an alcohol pen to cover your card with ink. The ink will sink into the wax, but it will also cover the wax and tint the colour. I loved the gold wax with a deep red marker. That looked really impressive!
1 To achieve this look, wipe one colour of Distress Oxide Ink on half of the card, and another colour on the second half. 2 Spritz the card enough to make the colours blend and move. Heat set or leave to dry.
3 Apply another couple of colours to your craft mat. Spritz with water to puddle the ink, now dip your card in. You aren’t aiming for complete coverage, just a dab of the colours to layer. Dry and repeat until you are happy with the results.
4 As you can see, on one of my samples I’ve only applied two colours, and on the other I have layered the colours.
1 To achieve this effect, sprinkle just a little of the Brusho powder. I pick a small amount up on the end of my paint brush, then tap off any excess over the pot, and just add a small sprinkle onto the card – two or more colours. 2 Spritz with water.
3 The pigments will start to explode with colour. The more water you add, the more the colour moves and flows. Experiment with different colours.
1 Apply the gilding paste to the embossed side of the card with a sponge. You are just aiming to touch glue on the embossed part of the card.
2 Allow to dry. It’s quick, and will remain tacky. Apply the foil to the glue, shiny side up. Rub foil into the adhesive using the back of your nail. 3 Peel off the foil, and drag a Distress Ink Pad over your card. The foil will act as a resist. 4 Spritz with water and allow to dry. I loved using black ink over my foils. It looks dramatic.